The initial phase of this initiative will focus on supporting State Sport Associations create and maintain safe environments for children and young people, aligned with the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations (National Principles).
The True Sport Child Safeguarding Initiative aims to assist State Sport Associations (SSAs) understand, navigate and then start to action the National Principles.
The initial resources will include:
If you have an urgent concern about the safety, health or welfare of a child, contact emergency services on 000.
For more information on what to do if a child or young person is at risk, click here.
If you are a child or adult who has been the victim of child abuse, or if you have information about someone else being abused, you can contact police anytime on 131 444 and can request to speak to a member of the Child Abuse Squad.
If you have concerns for a child’s wellbeing, contact the Department of Communities on 1800 271 889.
Access resources to create a safe environment. These resources have been developed to assist WA State Sport Associations to commence or continue their journey of creating and maintaining safe environments for children and young people through the implementation of the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations.
ACKNOWLEDGMENT: SportWest acknowledges the support of these organisations in the development of True Sport Child Safeguarding: